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The title is the bottling date, and the bottle number is LJ30017.
This bottle has been opened for more than 5 months. Very chewy and tannic at first, after about a week or two to settle down, it has became a charming whisky dessert.
Nose: Strong sherry notes, orange, dark chocolate, toffee and brown sugar.
Taste: Full body. Fruity and sweet, cream brulee, coffee, chocolate, sherry oak, plums, meat and apple tart.
Finish: Long and chewy, with some tannin on the tongue. Nuts, blackberries, black pepper and fig.
Balance: Very intense and concentrated, sherry and fruit notes dominates the flavor and fallows by some bitterness of chocolate and tannin of wine.
Serge Valentine said it's like older Macallan 18 yo, since I haven't tried any Macallan 18 yo before so I can't compare those two. I am not a big fan of sherry whisky, but I have still got to admit this is very good.
The flavors of this bottle seems to keep fading after opened for two or three months, and became soft and less fruity. Probably makes it from a 90 pts whisky to an 85 pts whisky for me. The score that I give in this review is based on its best performance and I slightly deduct some points due to its low endurance.
PS: Some said this is older than what it says on the label.